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English definition of “mapping”

mapping

noun [U] uk   /ˈmæp.ɪŋ/ us  
the activity or process of making a map: the mapping of underground sites A GPS device uses mapping software to help drivers navigate. a polar mapping expedition the activity or process of creating a picture or diagram that represents something: data mapping the mapping of supply chains specialized biology the activity of describing where particular genes are found on a chromosome: genetic mapping the mapping of the human genome specialized biology the activity of discovering where in the brain particular tasks are performed: brain/neurological mapping
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